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Hans-Joachim Walde


Hans-Joachim Walde

Hans-Joachim Walde
Walde (right) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born 28 June 1942
Szklary Górne, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died 18 April 2013 (aged 70)
Jever, Niedersachsen, Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Decathlon
Club Universitätssportclub Mainz
Coached by Friedel Schirmer
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 8094 (1968)

Hans-Joachim Walde (28 June 1942 – 18 April 2013) was a West German track and field athlete.[1] He competed in the decathlon at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1964 and a silver in 1968.[2]

Walde won national decathlon titles in 1964 and 1969, and set a world record the heptathlon in 1970. For several years he was the athlete's speaker of the German National Team. After retiring from competitions Walde became an orthopedic surgeon. He first specialized in general traumas, but then switched to sports medicine, in particular to shoulder surgery. He was a member of the German Shoulder and Elbow Society (DVSW) and director of sports medicine at Northwest Hospital in Frisian Sanderbusch, Lower Saxony. His son Hendrik also competed in decathlon.[2]


  1. ^ "Höchstleistungen im Sport und in Medizin | NWZonline". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b Hans-Joachim Walde.
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